Funding of £3m from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) for improvements at Plumpton College has been welcomed by Maria Caulfield MP.
The decision has been taken to support the first phase of a 10-year project to develop and improve agriFood education and training facilities at Plumpton College with almost £3million from the Local Growth Fund.
Being developed with the aim of helping secure better AgriFood productivity and efficiency post-Brexit, the first phase of the scheme is to receive £2.9m of Local Growth Fund towards a £7m development.
It will see the construction of a two-storey centre of excellence in knowledge transfer and business improvement alongside developments in farm animal production technologies, and butchery and bakery provision.
Maria Caulfield MP said “Plumpton College educates around 3,500 students a year but with this £3m of SELEP funding and the improvements that it will bring they will be able to provide better facilities for even more students. This is excellent news for Plumpton College and the wider agriFood industries across the region.”
“I’d like to thank SELEP for providing this funding to Plumpton College and for the local positive impact that it will make.”